U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) on the Congressional budget process: “This ineffectiveness is not only bad governance – it is a threat to our national security. Our reliance on continuing resolutions has a devastating effect on our military.”
Family Research Council hosted a panel discussion entitled “Losing Our Voices: Who Owns Free Speech on the Internet?” featuring Craig Parshall with the American Center for Law and Justice, Brent Skorup from the Mercatus Center, and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in his appearance in a joint Senate committee about the social network’s alleged political bias. U.S. Senator Ben Sassed asked Zuckerberg about his view of what hate speech includes.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced his retirement at the end of his current term in January. Ryan has represented Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District since 1999. He became Speaker of the House in 2015 when former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) resigned from Congress.
Dr. Marilyn Singleton: Congress, please act on a few simple reforms that will help everyone and hurt no one—except the drug lobbies and middlemen.
Adam Graham: The painful truth is Trump is undefeatable in the Republican primaries. The primary system is still a frontloaded mess with most states voting early in the process. It’s unlikely there will be any major changes.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said that she supports President Donald Trump’s announcement on Tuesday that he would deploy the National Guard to the Mexican Border to assist in securing the nation’s porous southern border.
Iowa’s U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst responded to China’s second wave of tariffs targeting U.S. commodities, including soybeans, which were announced in retaliation to the Trump Administration’s tariffs on Chinese products.
President Donald Trump: “I’ve been speaking with General Mattis — we’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military. That’s a big step. We really haven’t done that before — certainly not very much before.”
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) discussed her no vote on the 2018 Omnibus bill that passed in the U.S. Senate last Friday and was signed by President Donald Trump.
U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) voted against the 2018 Omnibus bill that was rushed through the U.S. House and then passed in the U.S. Senate 65-32 just after Midnight on Friday.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.3 Trillion dollar Omnibus spending bill on Thursday by a vote count of 256 to 167. Members were only given 24 hours to read a bill that was approximately 2300 pages.
Shane Vander Hart: U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said President Trump would cause a constitutional crisis if he fired Special Counsel Robert Mueller and then Congress would have no recourse but to impeach. Senator Flake has that backward, Congress would be the cause, not President Trump.
John Hendrickson: The $21 trillion national debt and the continuing out-of-control spending is a serious problem that can no longer be ignored.
Shane Vander Hart: The Secretary of State serves at the pleasure of the President. Any employee who acted the way Rex Tillerson did on the job would have been fired long ago.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) has been a fierce critic of President Donald Trump’s trade policies and sharply criticized his tariff proposals. He is a chief protagonist for free trade in the U.S. Senate representing Nebraska that he says is one of the most pro-trade states in the nation.